Colleen A. Glynn was unanimously elected to the IATSE General Executive Board on January 14, 2016, at the IATSE General Executive Board meeting in Hollywood, Florida.
Glynn is the Business Manager of Local 11 representing live entertainment and stagecraft workers in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. She served as Local 11’s Recording Secretary-Treasurer from 2006-2012, and in 2012 she became the first woman in Local 11’s history to be elected Business Manager. In April 2021 she was re-elected Business Manager for her fourth term.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in Art, Glynn began working backstage as a dresser in 1993 and became a member of Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 775 in 1997. Shortly after she began working as a Local 11 stagehand in all departments. From 2007-2012, Glynn worked as the Production Property Master for the Boston Lyric Opera.
Glynn serves on the Greater Boston Labor Council’s Executive Board. In 2016, Glynn was selected to attend and graduated from Harvard University Trade Union Program. In 2017, she was elected Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. She serves as a labor trustee to Local 11’s Pension and Annuity Funds.
Glynn is the proud mother of two sons, Bryan & Brendan Ritchie, who are third-generation stagehands.